RN to BSN
Home to Iowa’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs per U.S. News & World Report, Mount Mercy University provides an online RN to BSN completion program that’s tailored to current registered nurses who seek the advancement opportunities available to those with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree.
Taught by experienced online instructors, this program is designed to include credit for your prior learning and takes into consideration your scheduling needs as a working nurse.
Applicants to the RN to BSN program must hold a current, active RN license.
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The availability and the flexibility of the classes that were online were perfect for me.
— Maria Waters
RN to BSN graduate
You can view your classes any time during a given week, and weekly deadlines help you stay on track.
Classes are offered online in accelerated 5- and 10-week courses. We offer nine start dates per year so you can begin coursework (and graduate) faster. Full-time RN to BSN students can finish in 18 to 24 months.
You’ll complete your coursework entirely within Mount Mercy’s application-based online portal while enjoying opportunities to connect with your instructors and classmates through:
Course content is delivered through a variety of formats:
Mount Mercy University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Mount Mercy University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
Due to state laws and regulations, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) program is not available to residents of the following states:
When you graduate, you will be better able to:
In addition to providing better care as a registered nurse, earning your BSN can open doors to other nursing career paths, such as:
Nurses with a BSN often earn substantially more than RNs. Entry-level nurses with a bachelor’s degree typically have a salary ranging from $31,000 to $38,000 per year, according to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. While salary opportunities vary from individual to individual, the opportunity for raises is high. For nurses in their careers five years or more, the national average salary is over $50,000, with many earning over $60,000.
In addition to your general education classes and electives, your nursing degree will include courses such as these:
Mount Mercy encourages you to apply for federal, state, and other kinds of financial assistance.
We want to make sure your prior academic work counts. You can transfer up to 93 credits from four year, regionally-accredited institutions and up to 63 semester hours from two-year institutions, subject to the Mount Mercy credit transfer policy. Some credit from unaccredited institutions may also be transferred on a case-by-case basis. Keep in mind, though, that the final 30 credits of your degree must be taken at Mount Mercy.
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